9:10am Summer/9:40am Winter
We meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s central railway station, the ‘Hauptbanhof’ for initial introductions before boarding our train.
Summer - morning
We begin our 12km hike in the spa town of Baden, once a favourite country retreat of Beethoven, before hiking along forest trails towards a magnificent elevated viewpoint, overlooking the forest, plains & mountains in all directions - this spot alone is a photographer's dream! We then head down into the vineyard landscape, wandering through row upon row of lush green vines on our way to an open-air wine tasting, literally sat among the vines, at a local producer.
Winter - morning
Our train brings us directly to the vineyards of the Thermal Region to our 1st tasting and tour at one of Austria’s oldest wine making institutions, a wonderfully historic spot steeped in middle-age tradition and history.
All seasons - afternoon
We continue to the picturesque wine village of Gumpoldskirchen for lunch at a traditional Austrian wine tavern before our 2nd tasting, led by a local vintner at their winery. There are plenty of opportunities for Q&As on how wine is produced to give an intimate insight into the work involved.
The tour ends with a short train ride back to the city centre. You'll arrive to your hotel in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner, the opera, the theatre, or the concert!